I took in this wonderful musical on Thursday night that had me smiling pretty much thru the production even though the story was not all about happiness. Actors Stephen Aberle and Jonathan Holmes played each of their roles so well, The Story of My Life is a tale of a lifelong friendship of Thomas Weaver (performed by Stephen Aberle) who is a best-selling, award-winning author and Alvin Kelby (performed by Jonathan Holmes) who was his best friend for thirty years. But time had tested their bond of friendship. As he show begins, Thomas comes to praise his longtime pal, Alvin in a eulogy. Being a much-honored writer, he is of course at a loss for words, so the ghost of the dearly departed Alvin materializes to prod him into a proper eulogy, and both their lives pass in review in 90 minutes.
The musical is brought to life by Vancouver’s dynamic talents of Director Valerie Easton, Musical Director, Wendy Bross Stuart and actors Stephen Aberle – playing Thomas and Jonathan Holmes, Alvin. Directed by Valerie Easton with Musical Direction – Wendy Bross Stuart.